*slams hands on table* the idea that you will always be flawless, always know exactly what to say, always act normally and never, ever engage in "cringe" behaviour is the single most chuunibyou fantasy i have ever heard
a Diné man wrote a poem about the space race 50 years ago
the more things change, the more they stay the same
Watching “The Karate Kid” for the first time in decades and I had completely forgotten the part where Mr. Miyagi’s wife and child died during birth in an internment camp while he was deployed in Europe as an Army Sergeant.
I feel like this movie would be very different if they made it today.
Hey if you have a Western Digital "Mybook" as part of your backup system it looks like you should disconnect it from the internet NOW, before it reformats itself.
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“How can I tell you. How can I convince you, brother, sister that your life is in danger: That everyday you wake up alive, relatively happy, and a functioning human being, you are committing a rebellious act. You as an alive and functioning queer are a revolutionary.”
“Queers Read This” is evergreen, and always a good read, but especially during Pride.
“We live in a world where captains get arrested for saving people’s lives on the sea; where a person downloading scientific articles faces 35 years in jail; where people risk charges for bringing contraceptives to those who otherwise couldn’t get them. Folks are getting in trouble for giving food to the poor, medicine to the sick, water to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless.”
Freenode observation; the glorious will of the people ☭ Show more
While the freenode thing really does suck in a lot of ways, I have seen a bright side to it. This situation basically ended up being a great example of why collective ownership is important, and one of the reasons I personally think FOSS might hold a good policy model for society somewhere inside of it.
Basically what we learned is that you can definitely say you own something and wave around the legal papers to prove it... But in the real world, the service is where the people are. Users, the people who provide value to IRC by making FOSS projects and chat servers, are ultimately the ones who owned the means of production... and they were ultimately able to stand their ground.
Freenode-- as an ownable piece of IP --is basically dead now, except for zombie chat rooms indignantly kept alive by Freenode staff. However, Freenode as a community basically rebuilt itself over night on Liberachat, and that's awesome.
Me when I walk into any building
You don't realize how much you mask until you're around only neurodivergent people and you can just exist and be goofy and not care and suddenly your energy levels are fine
i've mentioned previously how the average 'workday' for a hunter-gatherer is 4 hours. by what standard, except ability to possess private property, which hunter-gatherers don't have, are we 'more advanced' when with all the technology supposedly at our disposal, we do 8 to 12 or more? i'm not arguing for primitivism here — that's just flipping the ladder and saying less is now better, not actually confronting it — the point is that our technology doesn't serve us, it serves capital
Bruce Schneier coined "feudal security" to describe the dominant Big Tech security model, in which you surrender your autonomy by moving into a warlord's fortress (Google, Apple, Facebook, etc) and in return get protection from the bandits that roam the badlands without.
The historian Stephen Morillo pointed out that this is more like "manorialism" than "feudalism."
the firefox fox and the linux fox are girlfriends
A den of queer poly trans vixens stuck in a human shaped meat suit.
queer.af, your cosy queer space queer.af is a mastodon instance for those who are queer or queer-adjacent who would like a more pleasant social media experience.